Vendor Information

Due to the unknown threats of the coronavirus in our communities and lives, it is with a heavy heart that the SMGS Festival Committee has decided to cancel this year's Show Me Gourd Society Festival in Springfield, MO April 3–5, 2020. This was a difficult decision to make knowing all the students, vendors, instructors, and gourd artists who have made arrangements to come, not to mention all the hard work the committee has done planning the event. But in the end we felt it important to protect the health and safety of our gourd lovers and friends. To all of you who have been patient with us as we sorted through the final decision, we Thank You! You will be issued a full refund for your dinner, competition entry fees, and workshop registrations. We apologize for all the inconvenience this has caused, and we look forward to seeing you next year. Madonna Watermon, SMGS President

The Show Me Gourd Society would like to invite you as gourd artists, gourd farmers, and commercial gourd supplier vendors to join us for the 2021 Show Me Gourd Society Festival at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center, 3001 N. Grant Springfield, Mo 65803 from April 10–11, 2021. Workshops will also be held Friday, April 9.

We are excited to host this event and look forward to having you join us. Along with the vendors, there will be classes, demos, and a competition for all levels of gourd artists, following AGS guidelines.

Important things to know:

  • Booth Fee: $75 includes one 10’ x 10’ space with no tables, 2 chairs, 2 admission bands, and Springfield City License fee. Any extra booth spaces beyond three (3) will only be $35.00 per 10x10 ft. space!
  • Hours of the festival open to the public: April 4–5, 2020—Saturday 9:00am until 5:30pm and Sunday 10:00am until 3:00pm.
  • Vendor set-up is on Thursday April 2 from noon until 3:30pm and Friday April 3 starting at 9:00 am.
  • Tables and extra chairs must be preordered: $10.00 per table and $2.00 per chair.
  • Electricity is free. You will need to bring your own electrical cords and cover any exposed cords. Please let us know if you plan to use electricity.
  • 80% of what you sell must be gourds or gourd related.
  • Booth Tables should be skirted.

We look forward to hearing from you.

—Nancy Amburgey

Vendor Forms


SMGS Vendor Application  (Word)

SMGS Vendor Application (PDF)

Download and mail with check to:


Nancy Amburgey (SMSG)

16854 State Highway O

Marthasville, MO 63357


Pay for Vendor Booth(s) through PayPal.


Festival Vendors — Watch for updates!